Self catering and country cottages in England

Whether you are looking for a cottage in the English countryside or by the coast there is so much to see and do in England. There are many beautiful areas to return to or new ones to explore on a self catering cottage holiday. England is world famous for its beautiful green countryside and pretty villages. Popular areas in England for country cottage holidays include the Cotswolds, the Lake District, the Yorkshire Dales and the Peak District to name just a few. England also has a beautiful and diverse coastline, from the white cliffs of Dover to the sandy beaches in the South West, stunning scenery awaits you in coastal parts of England. Which part of England you are looking to visit will depend on your preferences and needs. See our area guide to find out more about holidays in the different parts of England.

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The South West of England tends to be a favourite for self catering holidays whereas beautiful areas such as Suffolk and Norfolk attract people on romantic cottage breaks. Each area of England has its own charms and attractions. Whilst on holiday remember to participate in the English pastime of drinking tea and eating cake. Wherever you go on your self catering holiday in England you will no doubt come across quaint tea shops where you can have a cream tea and take a relaxing break.

England is of course well known for elegant large country houses and English country cottages. If your budget doesn’t extend to staying in a large manor house or mansion, you can nevertheless enjoy visiting one of the National Trust’s or English Heritage properties on a day out. There are many quaint country cottages in England to choose from ranging from cottages for two to budget family self catering accommodation. You may even find accommodation within a national park or within an area of outstanding natural beauty. There are many options including eco friendly properties and even houseboats.

In terms of activities you can enjoy in England, these include walking, hiking, cycling and horse riding. There are usually ample opportunities for these sorts of activities in the country areas. Some also enjoy golfing and fishing. Others still enjoy shopping and general sightseeing. Do check through cottage details to find out what activities and opportunities are available nearby so you can get the best out of your self catering break. For many an important consideration is which pubs and restaurants are nearby. Owners or agencies can advise you on what attractions are near their cottage and can make recommendations about the best ones to visit to ensure you have an enjoyable cottage holiday.


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Cider Barn , Luppitt, Devon, England

4 bedroom Barn Conversion, South West.

High quality, pet-friendly 4 bedroom barn conversion with wonderful views of the garden and nearby countryside located on a Devonshire working farm.

Price range from £485 to £1250 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 8 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Next availability: from 24 November 2014 to 20 December 2014;

phone 01326 573808 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Mole End Cottage, Garstang, Lancashire, England

3 bedroom Stone-built Cottage, Forest of Bowland.

Located by the Forest of Dean, this picture-perfect country cottage is 5 star rated and gold award winning, family-friendly, dog-friendly and wheelchair accessible.

Special features: free internet access, Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Price range from £1100 to £1600 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 7 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 24 November 2014 to 30 November 2014; from 05 December 2014 to 23 December 2014; from 04 January 2015 to 27 March 2015;

phone 01995 600918 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Miller's Cottage at Hele Bay, Ilfracombe, Devon, England

2 bedroom Unusual, South West.

Two bedroom stone-built holiday cottage situated just a few minutes walk from Hele Bay beach and only a mile from Ilfracombe, this is a great place for a self-catering holiday close to the coast and is dog-friendly and family-friendly.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £300.00 to £775.00 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 24 November 2014 to 16 May 2015; from 23 May 2015 to 27 June 2015; from 04 July 2015 to 10 October 2015;

phone 07554310176 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Tudor Barn, Lavenham, Suffolk, England

6 bedroom Large Country House, East Anglia.

Unique Grade II listed holiday barn situated next to meadows and ponds in rural Suffolk with an attractive enclosed garden.

Special features: tennis court, games room.

Price range from £200 to £3000 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 24 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 7
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 24 November 2014 to 23 December 2014; from 04 January 2015 to 23 January 2015; from 25 January 2015 to 06 February 2015;

phone 01787 247235 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Gatehouse West, Colmer Estate, Kingsbridge, Devon, England

2 bedroom Cottage, Devon.

Family-friendly and dog-friendly two bedroom holiday cottage with free access to the fantastic shared facilities at the Colmer Estate which include an indoor swimming pool, an outdoor pool, gym, fishing lake, tennis court, children's play area and extensive gardens.

Special features: pool (On Site both indoor and outdoor.), tennis court, games room.

Price range from £350 to £1050 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01803 732170 emailClick here to email owner more info >

4 Star Holiday Lodge, Lyne, Surrey, England

1 bedroom Lodge, South East.

High quality one bedroom holiday lodge located on a small development of holiday homes in Surrey, ideal for a relaxing romantic holiday.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £700 to £700 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)

phone emailClick here to email owner more info >

Higher Farm Cottage, Langton Herring, Dorset, England

5 bedroom Cottage, South Coast.

High quality stone-built farmhouse with inglenook fireplace and secure walled garden, conveniently close to the Dorset Coast and attractions such as Chesil Beach.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £770 to £1375 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 8 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01458 274 767 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Low Arnside Dogs-welcome Cottage, Cumbria & The Lake District , Coniston, Cumbria, England

3 bedroom Cottage, Lake District National Park.

Situated close to the village of Coniston and Lake Coniston, this barn conversion is located on a working farm and is ideal for those looking to enjoy a rural retreat break in the Lake District National Park.

Price range from £343 to £772 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 29 November 2014 to 06 December 2014; from 05 January 2015 to 09 January 2015; from 30 January 2015 to 06 March 2015;

phone 01244 500 540 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Brookbank farm, Blackden Heath, Cheshire, England

7 bedroom Large Country House, Heart of England.

Large and spacious holiday farmhouse with outdoor hot tub and games room, set in the stunning Cheshire countryside, ideal for groups or family breaks.

Special features: free internet access, games room, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £1300 to £3300 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 16 people in 7 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 7
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 24 November 2014 to 28 November 2014; from 01 December 2014 to 08 December 2014; from 15 December 2014 to 29 December 2014;

phone 447801439062 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Sutton Barn Dogs-welcome Cottage, Heart Of England, Hope Mansell, Herefordshire, England

2 bedroom Cottage, Worcester and the Wye Valley.

This semi-detached barn conversion is situated in Hope Mansell and sleeps four in two bedrooms.

Price range from £275 to £495 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Next availability: from 24 November 2014 to 22 December 2014; from 03 January 2015 to 21 March 2015; from 04 April 2015 to 18 July 2015;

phone 01244 500 540 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Manor Lodge Family Cottage, Cumbria & The Lake District, Bullgill, Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria, England

2 bedroom Cottage, The Lake District and Cumbria.

Two bedroom family-friendly holiday home nestled in beautiful gardens within the grounds of a Country House just a short walk from Kirkby Stephen.

Price range from £270 to £473 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 24 November 2014 to 16 May 2015; from 23 May 2015 to 04 July 2015; from 11 July 2015 to 25 July 2015;

phone 01244 500 540 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Low Todrigg Cottage and Old Stable, Matterdale, Cumbria, England

2 bedroom cottage, North England.

Two romantic cottages wth charming features such as wooden beams and wood fires in a tranquil country location close to Ullswater within the Lake District National Park.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £330 to £450 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01768483342 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Snow Cottage, Hadleigh, Suffolk, England

1 bedroom Cottage, Suffolk.

Cosy and inviting single storey cottage with high ceilings in some rooms, full of character with large gardens to roam in plus bicycles and a canoe available to hire to explore the wonderful countryside and surrounding area.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £306 to £489 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed


Late availability: from 01 December 2014 to 14 December 2014;

phone 01787 211 115 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Upper Court, Ablington, Gloucestershire, England

12 bedroom Cottage Complex, The Wye Valley.

A collection of five Cotswold country cottages with charm and character located in extensive gardens within the grounds of an impressive Georgian Manor House.

Special features: tennis court, games room.

Price range from £270 to £2840 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 28 people in 12 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 9
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01386 725351 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Annex Beach Cottage, South Coast, Rustington, Sussex, England

1 bedroom Cottage, South Coast.

Comfortable studio apartment sleeping up to 2 in Sussex, conveniently close to Rustington beach.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £204 to £398 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (3)


Late availability: from 19 December 2014 to 08 January 2015;

phone 01244 500 540 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Hindon Organic Farm Cottage, Minehead, Somerset, England

3 bedroom Organic Farm, Exmoor National Park.

Lovely 3 bedroom farm cottage with a tranquil hillside setting on a working organic farm within Exmoor National Park and conveniently just a few miles from the coast and the popular seaside town of Minehead.

Special features: outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £299 to £799 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (4 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)

phone 01643 705244 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Old Stables Cottage, Garstang, Lancashire, England

5 bedroom Stone-built Cottage, Forest of Bowland.

Five star rated gold award winning country cottage with beautiful interior, private garden area and access to shared all-weather tennis court, in a superb location for visiting both the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District National Park.

Special features: free internet access, tennis court, Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Price range from £995 to £1950 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 11 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 24 November 2014 to 23 December 2014; from 27 December 2014 to 28 December 2014; from 04 January 2015 to 21 August 2015;

phone 01995 600918 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Branscombe Holiday Cottage at Old Higher Lighthouse, Portland, Dorset, England

2 bedroom Unique Lighthouse Cottage, West Country.

For a seaside holiday how about Branscombe Holiday Cottage right next to Old Higher Lighthouse? With a stunning location perched on the cliff-side on the Jurassic Coast and with access to a shared outdoor pool in the summer months, this is a very special and unique holiday home.

Special features: free internet access, pool (Shared outdoor pool in grounds).

Price range from £519 to £1165 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)

phone 01244 500 540 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Cat's Cradle, Grade II Listed Cottage, Stoke by Clare, Suffolk, England

2 bedroom Cottage, East Anglia.

Quirky Victorian picture-perfect holiday cottage with 2 bedrooms in the village of Stoke By Clare in the Stour Valley, rural Suffolk.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £518 to £882 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Late availability: from 19 December 2014 to 28 December 2014;

phone 01787 211 115 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Read Hall Cottage, Debenham, Suffolk, England

1 bedroom Cottage, East Anglia.

Beautiful award winning one bedroom country cottage with a tranquil location right by farmlands and fields in rural Suffolk, gold award winning, 5 star rated and with a four poster bed, this property is perfect for romantic breaks.

Special features: free internet access, outdoor hot tub, Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Price range from £600 to £785 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 24 November 2014 to 28 November 2014; from 08 December 2014 to 15 December 2014; from 05 January 2015 to 13 February 2015;

phone 07753 744499 emailClick here to email owner more info >

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